We cleaned, vacuumed, wiped and removed the old nest. Our nesting box is ready for the new season and we are waiting for a new breeding pair to move in like last year. Also this year you have the possibility to follow the brood in this nesting box via live video stream. The motion detection is already armed and sends the pictures to our Twitter account @RaspberryBlogDE.
Starting with version 0.30, motionEye can be configured to overlay buttons on top of a camera frame. These buttons will then execute custom commands when clicked. Thus, it is possible control to control a pan-tilt bracket or to toggle IR light for a PiNoir camera.
Here I mounted a PiCam onto a cheap (0.40 €) pan-tilt bracket with two SG90 servos from Aliexpress.
These pictures were recorded with my PiNoir Camera in a nesting box. You can read the full article here.
After three weeks of feeding intensively, all four chicks have survived and they are already as big as their parents. (And in fact they have left their nest on the next day.)
One of the “must haves” as a Raspberry Pi enthusiast certainly is a PiNoir camera. Besides of using it as a security cam, one can find a lot of projects on the web for observing animals, especially birds. So here is my own stylish version: